Book Group

Southern Fiction: The Secret of Magic

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson. What secrets and lies do these folks of Mississippi have, and will they come to light?
Copies of The Secret of Magic will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Southern Fiction: Queen Sugar

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
What would you do with 800 acres of Louisiana sugarcane?

Copies of Queen Sugar will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Read & Reflect - Mountains Beyond Mountains

In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. In Mountains Beyond Mountains Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracey Kidder takes you from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people's minds through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity". A true story about a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. All are welcome to attend.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: 1776

Join us at Maze to discuss 1776 by David McCullough. 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. A story with a cast of amazing characters from George III to George Washington, this exhilarating book is one of the great pieces of historical narrative.
Copies of 1776 will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion.Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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The Mysterious History of England: Dissolution

This month's mystery is Dissolution by C. J. Sansom. Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries. At the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiraled out of control with the murder of the king’s commissioner and Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer, is sent to investigate.
Copies of Dissolution will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. This book discussion is part of our lunchtime series "The Mysterious History of England" Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Maze Mystery Discussion Series

Maze Mystery Discussion Series

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Southern Fiction: The Invention of Wings

Join us at Maze to take a wonderful journey back to our Southern roots!Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.Will wings help these four women break free from their lives in Charleston, South Carolina?

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The survivors club: the secrets...

Each second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether it's a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble. Given the inevitability of adversity, we all wonder: Who beats the odds and who surrenders? Why do some people bounce back and others give up? How can I become the kind of person who survives and thrives? The Survivors Club by author Ben Sherwood reveals the hidden side of survival and gives a much needed edge when adversity strikes. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

Join us at Maze to discuss Jane Addams: Spirit in Action by Louise W. Knight.Jane Addams was a leading statesperson in an era when few imagined such possibilities for women. Starting in Chicago as a co-founder of the nation's first settlement house, Hull House--a community center where people of all classes and ethnicities could gather--Addams became a grassroots organizer and a partner of trade unionists, women, immigrants, and African Americans seeking social justice.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The Antidote: Happiness for People...

What is the meaning of happiness? Can we agree on what “happiness” means? Are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? Turning decades of self-help advice on its head, Author Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual group of people who share a single, surprising way to think about life. There is an alternative path to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity, and uncertainty; a totally original approach to self-help.All are welcome to attend.

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